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Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

men were made by him all things were made by him and through him and of him and I, John bear reccord that I beheld his glory as the glory of the only begotten of the father full of grace and truth even the spirit of truth which came and dwelt in flesh and dwelt among us and I John saw that he received not of the fulness at the first but received grace for grace and he received not of the fulness but continued from grace to grace until he received a fulness and thus he was called the son of God because he received not of the fulness at the first and I John bear reccord and lo the heavens were opened and the holy ghost decended upon him in the form of a dove and set upon him and there came a voice out of heaven saying this is my beloved son, and I John bear reccord that he received a fulness of the glory of the father and he receivd all power both in heaven and on earth and the glory of the father was with him for he dwelt in him and it shall come to pass that if you are faithful you shall receive the fulness of the reccord of John I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship and know what you worship [p. [2]]
men were made by him all things were  made by him and through him and of him  and I, John bear reccord that I beheld his  glory as the glory of the only begotten of the  fathe[r] full of grace and truth even the  spirit of truth which came and dwelt  in flesh and dwelt among us and I  John saw that he received not of the  fulness at the first but received  grace for grace and he received not  of the fulness but continued from  grace to grace until he received  a fulness and thus he was called  the son of God because he received  not of the fulness at the first and  I John bear reccord and lo the  heavens were opened and the holy ghost  decended upon him in the form of a dove and  set upon him and there came a voice out of  heaven saying this is my beloved son, and I John  bear reccord that he received a fulness of the  glory of the eternal God father and he receivd  all power both in heaven and on earth and  the glory of the father was with him for he dwelt  in him and it shall come to pass that if you  are faithful you shall receive the fulness of the  reccord of John I give unto you these sayings  that you may understand and know how to  worship and know what you worship [p. [2]]
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Many of the early revelations focused on church government or other matters of temporal concern, and this one includes admonition to specific leaders to better oversee their families. But most of this revelation is distinctly theological in nature. The circumstances surrounding the revelation are not certain, although this text possibly illuminated doctrinal issues raised in recent sessions of Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Ohio’s school of the prophets. It also may have been prompted by JS’s revision of the New Testament, which was completed in February 1833. Regardless, this revelation was of great importance to the early church.
Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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copied this document, probably in May 1833. It came into the possession of Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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at an early date and may even be the dictation copy. Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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transcribed this text in mid-1833 into Revelation Book 2, where it appears without specific identification. John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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later recorded a copy in Revelation Book 1 as “Revelation given May 6, 1833.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of May 1833 but no location.

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